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Sea Transport: PCP for Sea Transport Professionals
Reskill your competencies to take on new jobs
What is it?

The Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) for Sea Transport Professionals is jointly developed by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) and Workforce Singapore (WSG).  It aims to equip mid-career PMETs with the necessary competencies to take up roles in the area of Port Operations and Services, Shipping, and Maritime Services. 

The PCP is administered by Singapore Polytechnic (SP), and will run as a Place-and-Train programme whereby participating companies will offer employment to eligible applicants, who will then undergo up to 6 months of training. The training comprises of a two (2) days “Shipping Industry Knowledge” course, two (2) modules on maritime or emerging skills, and a structured On-the-Job training (OJT) determined by the participating company.  

Who can apply?


Applicants under the programme must fulfil the following criteria:

  • Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Newly hired PMETs
  • Must not be in a similar job role in the same industry prior to joining the PCP; and
  • Graduated or completed National Service for at least 2 years


All participating companies must fulfil the following criteria:

  • Registered or incorporated in Singapore
  • Must offer the new hire a PMET job and issue a valid permanent employment contract. Full-time contract employment must be at least 12 months;
  • Must offer the new hire a PMET job which is different from his previous employment
  • Conversions can be within or across sectors; and
  • Must be able to provide structured OJT training for the candidate

How does it work?

Duration of Programme:

6 months

Course Pre-requisites:

Based on job roles

Frequency of runs:


Training schedule:

Determined by company

Class size:

Based on course

Applications received by Singapore Polytechnic will be forwarded to participating companies for shortlisting. Then, shortlisted applicants will be called down for an interview by the participating companies. The selected applicants will then be offered either a full-time employment position OR a contract position of at least one year by the participating company before embarking on the programme.


Contact details

Singapore Polytechnic

500 Dover Road,

Singapore 139651

Tel: 67721288

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